UK ‘Porn’ Filter Will Blacklist Non-Porn Websites…(The Usual “Mission Creep”!!)
Rights group slams system as “sleepwalk into censorship”
Paul Joseph Watson
July 26, 2013
The blacklist of banned websites set to be included in the UK’s new “porn filter,” which will be managed by a company with close ties to the Communist Chinese government, will also censor content that has nothing whatsoever to do with pornography.
The British government has demanded that the porn filter, which is being justified as a means of protecting children against harmful online content, be automatically enforced by ISPs from the end of next year. Customers will have to contact their service providers to opt out of the system.
“According to ISPs speaking with the Open Rights Group, the filter will target a range of other content too,” reports TorrentFreak.
The risk of controversial websites being caught up in the porn dragnet mimics how Internet censorship has been applied in other countries, including Australia where activist websites were blocked as a result of being included on a government blacklist.